Questions about Logic Board

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by FireStealer, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. FireStealer macrumors newbie

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    Hi everyone!

    I'm a lifelong PC user who is finally making the transition to Mac. My mom and I just ordered a 15" MacBook Pro as a Bday/Christmas present and I'm really excited!

    Anyway, my question is, what exactly is the logic board and why/when does it have problems? I have two friends who each have a MBP (both around 2.5 years old) and they've both needed to have the logic board replaced. It sounds like a scary experience, opening your comp and seeing that it just doesn't work, so is there any way to prevent this sort of thing from happening?

    I haven't been able to find much info on this topic, so sorry if this is a repost. I'm trying to get as much info as possible on how to make my MBP last a while. Thanks a lot! :)
     
  2. Ivan P macrumors 68030

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    The logic board is the thing inside the computer that virtually everything is connected to, the CPU and GPU is attached to it and your hard drive, optical drive, USB/firewire ports - absolutely everything - is connected to it in some way. If you're coming from a PC then you're probably more familiar with the other name used for it - the mother board.

    Because of what it is and how it works you can't do anything to 'stop' it from failing or do anything to 'prevent' it from failing - it is pretty much the central nervous system of your computer, it connects everything to everything else.

    http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/MacBook-Pro-13-Inch-Unibody/814/2

    Go to Step 12 and beyond to see exactly what the logic board is.
     

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